Emperor Nero Imperial Roman Coins

nero coinBorn Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus in 37, Nero was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was adopted by his grand-uncle Claudius to become heir and his reign began after his grand-uncles assassination. Nero was the youngest Emperor after ascending to the title at just 17 years of age.

He was known as the emperor who “fiddled while Rome burned” and is remembered as a playboy and tyrant, he murdered his mother as her political influence would interfere with his divorce plans. After a romantic involvement with his best friend Othos' wife Poppaea, Nero decided to seek divorce from his wife (and step-sister) and claim Poppaea for his own. On the positive side he introduced cultural aspects such as theatre and athletics to Rome with the help of his Greek connections.

His reign consisted of a victorious war and then a peace negotiation with the Parthian Empire, improving diplomatic ties with Greece. He suppressed both the British revolt during 60-61 as well as a revolt in Gaul in 68. It was Galba’s Hispanic revolt in 68 that prompted Nero’s suicide and led to the Civil War.

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Nero 54 68 AD AE As temple of Janus reverse
Nero 54 68 AD AE As temple of Janus reverse
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Roman Provincial AE20 of Emperor Nero Authentic Roman Coin NGC AU
Roman Provincial AE20 of Emperor Nero Authentic Roman Coin NGC AU
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Egypt Alexandria NERO Bl Tetradrachm NGC Choice Fine ancient silver coin
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Nero AE Sestertius Bust Left  Roma Seated on Cuirass Rome RIC 274 64 68 AD
Nero AE Sestertius Bust Left Roma Seated on Cuirass Rome RIC 274 64 68 AD
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Roman Provincial AE18 of Emperor Nero Thyatira Lydia NGC VF 9010
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